British officials hope the London Games have a splash-over impact across England.
That includes LIverpool, where I’m headed on a train at this moment.
I’m always amazed at how great the rail system is in the UK. People don’t fly, they instead jump on a train.
Since cities are relatively close —Liverpool, home of the Beatles, is two hours outside London — trains make perfect sense.
I say that as I sit in first class, drinking my tea and eating small English biscuits.
If you call up a track plan of rails across the UK,it looks like the world’s largest spider trap.
Canada’s rail system – with much longer distances to travel – looks relatively mild and uncomplicated by comparison, which is why most Canadians don’t think of taking the train as their first option.
The story I will find in Liverpool is still a mystery.
But more certain is, while on assignment, this is the only way to travel.